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video_dumbo festival at eyebeam

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still from Melanie Manchot, "LEAP after The Great Ecstasy"

still from Melanie Manchot, “LEAP after The Great Ecstasy”

Opening reception: Thursday May 16th, 6-9pm
Exhibition open to the public May 14 – 25 during open hours

Cost: SCREENINGS: $5 each, $10 daily pass, $20 festival pass. BUY TICKETS!
Venue: Eyebeam, 540 W 21st St. New York, NY 10011

Eyebeam is pleased to present video_dumbo‘s eighth annual festival and exhibition of contemporary moving image artwork, curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy. On view from May 16 – 25, video_dumbo will include fourteen video screening programs, alongside eight installation works under the title Re-Return to Sender.

video_dumbo presents 106 artists from 30 different countries, championing the diversity of today’s experimental, moving image landscape. Screenings include several US premieres and new video works by: Christian Jankowski, Eija-Liisa Ahtilla, Nicolas Provost, Matthias Mueller/Christoph Girardet, Almagul Menlibayeva, Bjørn Melhus, Johan Grimonprez, Mike Hoolboom, Jesse McLean, and Mark Lewis.

Christoph Meier assembles a Mondrian-like rectangular puzzle out of various projectors with different aspect ratios and light temperatures. Steina and Woody Vasulka’s hybrid portrait series, riffing on 1970s experiments at the origin of the video medium’s signal-as-protagonist theme, deconstructs the digital image into simultaneous two- and three-dimensional properties. Bühne by Daniel Kötter mirrors the cinema space (and literally starts a revolution), and The Society of the Spectacle – Now in 3D by Pascual Sisto is exactly that.

Other highlights include a video installation by Kurt Ralske at Dumbo Arts Center, a book presentation by Cooper and Battersby and Mike Hoolboom, and a Special Program of New Finnish Video Art, co-presented by AV-arkki, Finland.

Eyebeam additionally presents On Disappearance, an interactive video installation by Finnish artist Lauri Astala, which will be on view throughout video_dumbo. Click here for more information.

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